When I got to the school today for my meeting with the principal, I found out she had already filled the secretary position. Apparently she was just speaking casually when she asked me if I was interested in it and never intended to give me a shot at it. Our meeting today ended up being about my current job responsibilities, and she made some noises about maybe finding a new position for me to "utilize my talents" but I think that was mostly an effort to cover the embarrassment of having to tell me the job was taken already.
Whatever. I'm very disappointed, mostly that my new boss let me waste time this week thinking I had a chance at a better job when I didn't. I didn't expect it to be handed to me, but I did want the chance to try for it. The new school year hasn't even started yet and I'm feeling insulted and overlooked...again.
This really and truly might be my last year at this particular school. I'll continue looking elsewhere in the district for a better position. A little more respect and consideration would be nice, too.